Newsweek, Daily Beast Will Merge: Report

Tina Brown will run both editorial staffs
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 11, 2010 7:01 PM CST
Newsweek , Daily Beast Will Merge: Report
A file photo of the Daily Beast's Tina Brown.   (AP Photo/Stuart Ramson)

It looks like the rumored marriage between Newsweek and the Daily Beast website is a go after all. The New York Observer says the two will announce a 50-50 merger tomorrow morning. Beast editor Tina Brown will run both staffs with "strong editorial independence," writes Nick Summers, citing an anonymous source. The head honchos—Sidney Harman, who bought Newsweek for all of a buck over the summer, and Barry Diller, chief of Beast owner IAC—are said to be working out final details tonight.
(More Daily Beast stories.)

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